Quote Originally Posted by Calendyr View Post
When there is ghosting, a good compound and polish usually either removes it completelly or reduces it a lot. Anytime you debadge, you should be doing a 2 step correction afterwards IMO.

Post some pictures when you are done.
Ghosting occurs when the paint under the badge is revealed and is untouched by UV which fades the surrounding paint under the clear coat. Polishing/compounding will help brighten the clear coat, but will not brighten up the base coat, thus you will see the outline especially on a older car.